Counting of votes for the assembly elections is going on in 5 states of the country including West Bengal. Even though the BJP had given the slogan of 200 crosses in Bengal, the party seems to be stuck beyond 100 seats. At the same time, TMC is now leading in 180 seats. Voting was held in 292 seats, due to which only 147 seats are needed for a majority. From this perspective, TMC is easily seen moving towards majority. However, now an interesting thing is that even though TMC seems to be moving towards forming the government, but CM Mamata Banerjee seems to be lagging behind in her own seat. She was trailing from Nandigram seat by more than 8,000 votes compared to her old warlord Shubhendu Adhikari.
Not only this, many stalwart faces of BJP are also following. Swapna Dasgupta, a Rajya Sabha MP who came down to make the saffron party air in the election, is seen trailing from Tarakeswar seat. In the initial trends, Swapan Dasgupta is seen trailing by more than 3 thousand votes from Tarakeswar seat. Swapan Dasgupta is contesting on Tarakeswar seat against Ramendu Sinharay of Trinamool Congress. The Tarakeswar assembly seat is part of the Hooghly district of the South-West Bengal region. Apart from him, actress-turned-leader Lockett Chatterjee is also lagging behind.
There is no good news for the BJP from the Chunchura assembly seat. BJP candidate Lockett Chatterjee seems to be lagging behind in the early trends. In this seat, he is pitted against TMC’s current MLA Asit Majumdar. Apart from them, Union Minister Babul Supriyo is also following. Babul Supriyo has contested from Tollygunge seat. TMC’s Arup Biswas is leading in this seat. Arup Biswas is currently leading by more than 9,000 votes over Supriyo.
Babul Supriyo has been a BJP MP twice
On the other hand, Babul Supriyo has been a popular singer and has been elected MP on BJP ticket twice in a row. At the same time, Mamta Banerjee also has an old connection with Bengali cinema. She has been trying her hand at film stars since the beginning of her politics. This time too, he has fielded a large number of celebrities in the election summer.